Everyone loves to laugh, and talking about the things that make you both fall into a fit—cheesy pickup lines, dad jokes, a particular You Tube flick—gets the conversation flowing... Lots of laughter on a first date is a great sign, Jones says.This conversation starter can bring a light, playful, untethered feeling into your mix of questions, Jones says."You get a glimpse into her day, her job responsibilities, how she deals with stress, her energy level, tone, and how she spends her time," Jones says. Some say you never truly know someone until you travel with them.Those small details and what she chooses to focus on—whether good or bad—clue you in on her personality big time. Odds are you won't be traveling on a first date, but this question (paired with the above) can offer a ton of clues about her persona.You can gauge whether she's philanthropic, an outdoor buff with a killer bucket list, and everything in between."Learn about her culinary skills, what food she likes, if she's into healthy cooking, and has any favorite restaurants, Sullivan says.Meet the experts: Sarah Jones is a relationship expert, and founder and CEO of coaching website Introverted Alpha, and Sameera Sullivan is the CEO of Lasting Connections, an elite matchmaking service. "This is a great ice-breaker because it's a little mischievous and flirtatious," Jones says.
If she'd watch every television series ever created, and you're an active guy who can't stand to be indoors, well, that shows you might not be super compatible.
Food is always a safe topic of conversation—and an endless one, too.
"If sports are big in your life, this will take you into a ton of subtopics," Sullivan says.
She'll get a little reminiscent with this conversation starter. And who knows, maybe you went to the same camp or vacation spot each summer.
"It's fun to see what you might have had in common as kids," Jones says You'll learn about the people closest to her in life.
To save you from endless awkward silences, we've compiled 50 first date conversation starters that do all of these things. Otherwise, this question will excite her and you'll learn what's most appealing to her, Jones says.